Jennifer Williams enters her sixth year at the helm of the MIT softball program after guiding the 2015 Engineers to a record of 29-10 and 16-2 in NEWMAC play. During her tenure, the Cardinal and Gray has generated double-digit wins in four of the last five seasons and produced the Institute’s first 20-win campaign.
Williams arrived in Cambridge after spending one year at Southern New Hampshire University where she worked closely with the Penmen pitching staff while also assisting in infield and hitting instruction.
Prior to her stint at Southern New Hampshire, Williams spent two years as an assistant for the Smith College softball team as she pursued a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies. Williams’ coaching experience extends overseas as well, as she served as the Pitching Coach for the Swedish Junior and Senior National Teams in the summer of 2008. She also assisted the Enköping Softball Club while in Sweden and has a wealth of instructional and clinical experience.
Williams graduated from Middlebury College in 2007, where she was a four-year member of the Panthers’ softball team while an undergraduate. She graduated as the all-time leader in career wins (32), complete games (41), and most innings pitched (327.1).
Currently, Williams is also MIT’s Director of Varsity Strength and Conditioning. Serving the Engineers’ 33 varsity teams, she provides year round instruction and guidance in the weight room and on the field.